Whistle Stop Cafe in Mirror Landing, Alberta wants to raise $300,000 to buy their business. They are concerned Alberta Health Services will try to close them once and for all — but they’re not stopping.
“If we can’t work then he can’t work. This is what happens when people get desperate – I’m desperate. Who’s going to pay her car payment (pointing to Bread and Barley’s waitress who was recording the video)? Who’s going to pay my cook’s rent? I want it to be hard on everyone I want everyone to see how hard this shit is. This guy needs to know how hard it is.”
With the recent events at Adamson Barbecue in Etobicoke, Ontario, Broderick Visser writes that an estimated 160,000 to 225,000 small businesses could close permanently due to COVID-19 lockdowns and closures.
If Ontarian’s remain passive on the COVID narrative, we could potentially soon find ourselves in another lock-down here in Ontario and maybe even across Canada that could be much like the Australian governments, Diverge Columnist, Greg Staley argues.
The Ontario government has just announced “stage two” of reopening businesses and services across the province with a “regional approach.” Read to find out more.
According to a survey by Save Small Business, only one in five small businesses expect their landlords to sign on to The Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CERCA) program.